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SENIORS' RESOURCE GUIDE

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The St. Louis Times has been publishing with purpose since 1994. Our full-color Seniors’ Resource Guide is published in both hard copy and online editions and include over 1,500 Business Listings of area resources for older adults that cover 12 counties in the Missouri / Illinois metro area. Published annually each December, it’s used extensively by older adults, families, caregivers and professionals. The publication is commonly referred to as our area’s “Industry Bible” when it comes to providing comprehensive and current resources for our aging population.

Complimentary copies of the St. Louis Times Seniors’ Resource Guide are distributed to over 1,500 aging-focused for-profit and non-profit organizations. Copies are also available free of charge and can be picked up at any of the three Area Agency of Aging offices listed below throughout the year while supplies last. If you would prefer to have your copy mailed to you please click ORDER A COPY. For bulk orders call 636-225-2442.

                St. Louis Area Agency on Aging

                1520 Market Street, Room #4086

                St. Louis, MO 63103

                Phone: 314-612-5918

                Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

                www.slaaa.org

                Mid-East Area Agency on Aging

                14535 Manchester Road

                St. Louis, MO 63011-3960

                Phone: 636-207-1323

                Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm

                www.mid-eastaaa.org

                Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois

                2365 Country Road

                Belleville, IL 62221

                Phone: 618-222-2561

                Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

                www.answersonaging.com

Today the St. Louis Times Seniors' Resource Guide is the metro areas most comprehensive publication of its kind. It is published every December and includes  over 1,500 Business Listings of area resources for older adults that cover 12 counties in the Missouri / Illinois metro area. It is used extensively by older adults, families, caregivers and professionals. The publication is commonly referred to as our area’s “Industry Bible” when it comes to providing comprehensive and current resources for our aging population. To view the printed edition click VIEW THE GUIDE and to search the online edition click SEARCH THE GUIDE.

Press Releases

AGENCY MOVING OFFICE

LINC Inc.,  a center for independent living located in Swansea, IL., will be moving to #15 Emerald Terrace on July 14, 2014. Our phone number will remain the same. The agency will be closed during the week of July 14 so that staff may finalize the move, we will reopen for business on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. LINC serves people with disabilities in St. Clair, Monroe and Randolph County, Illinois and assists people with disabilities to live independently in the community of their choice. LINC is driven by the tenets of the Independent Living Philosophy, and as such believes that people with disabilities have the right to self direct their own services and to be an active party in the planning of what goes on in their lives. TTY: 618-235-0451. VP: 618-310-0054

Lynn  Jarman, ljarman@lincinc.org, LINC Inc., 618-235-9988, www.lincinc.org

DENTIST JOINS PRACTICE  

Brittany M. Bockhorst, DDS has joined Peter J. Pagano, DDS as an associate with Artistic Dentistry, located in Creve Coeur. Dr. Bockhorst is a graduate of UMKC Dental School. In celebration of Dr. Bockhorst joining Artistic Dentistry, new patients can save over $200 on a cleaning, 5-point dental exam, oral cancer screening and TMJ check, and pay just $97 until July 31, 2014. Artistic Dentistry offers a high-touch, high-tech dental experience utilizing the latest in technology, including 3D imaging for precise placement of dental implants. Offering all services under one roof, including orthodontics, TMJ and general dentistry has established the practice as the sole provider to multiple generational families.

Martha Conway, marthaconway@msn.com, Artistic Dentistry, 314-576-3000, www.artisticsmiledoc.com

HOSPITAL RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD  

St. Luke's Hospital has received the 2014 Healthgrades® Women's Health Excellence Award™ for the sixth year in a row. St. Luke's is the only Missouri hospital to achieve the Healthgrades honor for six consecutive years. The recognition distinguishes St. Luke's as a top-performing hospital in women's health services, including cardiac care, vascular surgery, stroke care, respiratory services, orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. "Improving the quality of life for all of our patients is our mission at St. Luke's Hospital," said Jan Hess, St. Luke's Hospital vice president and executive sponsor of St. Luke's Spirit of Women program. "And as St. Louis' exclusive Spirit of Women hospital, St. Luke's is focused on consistently providing exceptional gender-sensitive healthcare." Healthgrades is an independent healthcare ratings organization. To identify the 2014 Women's Health Excellence Award recipients, it examined hospitalization records from 2010 through 2012 for female patients at the nation's nearly 4,500 non-government hospitals that treat Medicare patients. The data is risk-adjusted, which takes into account differing levels of illness severity at different hospitals and allows for hospitals to be compared fairly.

Megan Donovan, megan.donovan@stlukes-stl.com, St. Luke's Hospital, 314-434-1500, www.stlukes-stl.com

COMMUNITY RECOGNIZED  

Parc Provence, a residential community located in Creve Coeur that specializes in the care and well-being of seniors with Alzheimer's disease and other conditions that cause memory loss, received a Distinguished Provider Recognition Award from CPI, the national leader in training and consulting in behavior management and dementia care. The award recognizes Parc Provence as an exceptional community for its extensive dementia training program and outstanding staff, as well as person-centered activity-based programs, innovative homelike building design, consistent hiring practices and other initiatives that serve as a model of excellence to other memory care communities nationwide. Ongoing training is key to Parc Provence's commitment to providing exceptional care and concern for each resident, as well as their families. Extensive dementia training is part of the routine for its entire team of nearly 200 employees. This includes the entire activities staff comprised of 30 individuals, as well as nurses, food service, housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance. It also includes the management team, who already have advanced degrees in cognitive and restorative therapies and geriatric rehabilitation.

Robyn Frankel, frankelpr@yahoo.com, Parc Provence, 314-542-2500, www.ParcProvence.com

HEALING ART AND DESIGN  

Did you know that simply hanging the right kind of art on your walls can improve client and staff well being? Click here to see an explanation of Evidence Based Design Art: http://bit.ly/HealingArtExplained.

David Coblitz, DCoblitz@CoblitzPhotographicArts.com, Coblitz Creative Concepts, 314-607-5232, 

www.CoblitzPhotographicArts.com

Social Security
Gains Seen for Medicare, but Social Security Holds Steady
7/28/2014 9:00:00 PM By ROBERT PEAR Social Security
Medicare is now projected to run out of money in 2030, four years longer than predicted last year, thanks to a slowdown in health care spending tied to the new health law, according to the government’s annual report on the financial health of... View More...
The Fiscal Fizzle
7/20/2014 9:00:00 PM By PAUL KRUGMAN Social Security
The deficit scolds are still going at it, even though the whole panic turned out to be a false alarm. View More...
A Guide to Changes in Federal Benefits for Same-Sex Couples
7/2/2014 9:00:00 PM By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD Social Security
Regulatory changes announced by the Obama administration last week extend more benefits to same-sex couples, but they vary by state. Here’s a rundown. View More...
Social Security Agency Cuts Services as Demand Grows, Senate Report Says
6/17/2014 9:00:00 PM By ROBERT PEAR Social Security
The findings, to be issued Wednesday, say that the agency had closed more than two dozen field offices in the past year, usually without consultation with managers or beneficiaries. View More...
Job Losses in Need of Interpreting
6/12/2014 9:00:00 PM By JIM DWYER Social Security
The federal government abruptly stopped using seven small translation agencies in New York City that provided interpretation at hearings for people trying to prove they were entitled to Social Security disability payments. View More...
Social Security at 62? Let’s Run the Numbers
5/14/2014 9:00:00 PM By JOHN F. WASIK Social Security
Whether you begin collecting payments at 62 or 70, the best choice depends on your financial situation. View More...
U.S. Halts Effort to Collect Old Social Security Debts
4/14/2014 9:00:00 PM By ANNIE LOWREY Social Security
In targeting debts that were decades old in some cases, the Treasury had been intercepting the tax refunds of the recipients’ children. View More...
After 58 Years in a Couple, a Spouse Fights for Benefits
3/21/2014 9:00:00 PM By RON LIEBER Social Security
Some couples have been tripped up by bureaucratic rules concerning spousal benefits, despite the overturn last year of the federal law banning gay marriage. View More...
As Living Standards Fall for Seniors, Some See Signs of ‘Silver Revolution’
3/14/2014 9:00:00 PM By DAVID WALLIS Social Security
While the seniors rights movement remains relatively muted, intensifying fear about retirement security could spur elderly agitators into the streets. View More...
Indictments for 28 More in Fraud Case
2/24/2014 10:00:00 PM By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr Social Security
Twenty-eight more people have been indicted as part of the Manhattan district attorney’s investigation into an extensive scheme to defraud Social Security disability insurance, law enforcement officials said. View More...
Employment News

POSITION: DINING SERVICES PT

Bethesda Health Group is looking for part-time dining services servers at several of our locations. Please visit our website at: 

www.bethesdahealth.org/employment/jobs/

Mary Mason, mbmason@bethesdahealth.org, Bethesda Health Group, 314-446-2192

 

POSITIONS: DRIVER, LPN, PRN, MED-TECH, COOK

The Bridge is looking for LPNs to work full-time (3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday) and part-time (7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday) as well as a part-time CDL Driver, a part-time Cook, and full and part-time med techs and nurses. Apply in person at The Bridge at Florissant,  1101 Garden Plaza Drive,  Florissant, MO 63033. 

Venus Martz, vmartz@centurypa.com , The Bridge at Florissant, 314-831-0988, www.thebridgeatflorissant.com

 

POSITION: CERTIFIED NURSE AIDS

Angels On Duty doesn't hire everyone. We are looking for committed Certified Nurse Aides. We have benefits including health, dental and 401K and have paid overtime for over 10 years. Apply online. You should feel good about where you work.

Sharon Vermilye, hiring@angelsonduty.com , Angels On Duty, Inc., 636- 294-9464, www.angelsonduty.com

 

POSITION: SERVICE COORDINATOR

A Service Coordinator (social services professional) is a staff member available to all residents living in Cardinal Ritter Senior Services' affordable senior apartments. A Service Coordinator is responsible for assuring that residents, especially those who are frail or at-risk, are linked to the supportive services they might need to continue living independently and safely in their apartments, thus preventing premature and inappropriate relocation to long-term care facilities. Baccalaureate degree required; concentration in Social Work or Gerontology ideal. Two years experience with provision of services to senior adults desired with a demonstrated working knowledge of community services and providers available to this population. Awareness of eligibility for and procedures of state and federal benefit programs preferred. Training in subjects that include, but are not limited to, the aging process, senior adult services, disability services, drug and alcohol abuse, mental health issues and related issues is also helpful. 

Allan Standberry, astandberry@crssstl.org, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, 314-918-2254, cardinalritterseniorservices@crssstl.org

 

NEW HIRES AT SENIOR HELPERS

Senior Helpers of North County and Senior Helpers of Lake Saint Louis are happy to announce the addition of new staff members to the office. Janet Quinn and Tiffany Flynn are now assisting in the office to help clients and caregivers with the many ongoing duties required to run an efficient operation.  Tiffany is a nursing student working on her nursing degree and Janet brings years of experience in the medical field. We are pleased with the way these new professionals round out our services. 

Don Johnson, donaldj@seniorhelpers.com, Senior Helpers, 636-695-3140, www.seniorhelpers.com
Geriatrics
Heart Defects Still Often Found Late
7/28/2014 11:13:19 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Prenatal diagnosis of critical heart defects has increased, but more than one in 10 are still discovered only after discharge home, a population-based study showed. View More...
RheumShorts: Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibro Fog, CAPS (CME/CE)
7/22/2014 1:16:33 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Highlights of the rheumatology literature this week included a consensus statement on unmet needs in psoriatic arthritis, "fibro-fog" in fibromyalgia, and cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS) phenotypes. View More...
Small Gain With Contralateral Mastectomy (CME/CE)
7/18/2014 3:11:25 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy had a small impact on long-term survival as compared with average-risk breast cancer patients who chose not to have the unaffected breast removed, data from a statistical model showed. View More...
Rare Syndrome Cranks Up Inflammation in Lungs, Vessels
7/17/2014 10:37:13 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- A novel interferon defect appears to cause a rare vascular and pulmonary inflammatory syndrome with onset in infancy, which could have implications for other diseases. View More...
Another Drug for HAE Wins FDA Approval
7/17/2014 8:51:44 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- A recombinant C1 esterase inhibitor has expanded the list of therapeutic options for hereditary angioedema (HAE), following FDA approval. View More...
Do Brain Games Build Bigger Brains?
7/14/2014 11:48:15 AM Geriatrics
COPENHAGEN (MedPage Today) -- People who frequently engaged in cognitively-stimulating activities had greater volumes in key brain areas that may protect against Alzheimer's disease-related outcomes, researchers reported here. View More...
MicroRNA: New Tx Target in Bone Diseases? (CME/CE)
7/12/2014 7:00:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- The microRNA molecule miR-34a is a key suppressor of osteoclast development, bone resorption, and the bone metastatic niche, and it could prove to be an important target for new therapies in osteoporosis and cancers that metastasize to the bone, researchers reported. View More...
OncoBriefs: ASA and Pancreatic Cancer, Depression, Familial Risk (CME/CE)
6/27/2014 2:47:40 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- The benefits of regular aspirin use may extend to prevention of pancreatic cancer, according to a retrospective review of data from a cohort study. View More...
TXA and Body-Sculpting: The FOAMed Report
6/24/2014 9:15:02 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- A regular update of emergency department must-reads from Free Open Access Meducation (FOAMed). Here are 10 recent items. View More...
Mutations Tied to Lower Heart Risk
6/18/2014 4:18:24 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Mutations that result in reduced function of the APOC3 gene were associated with lower triglyceride levels and lower risks of ischemic vascular disease and coronary heart disease, two studies showed. View More...
ADA: Obesity Gene Tied to High Food Intake in Kids
6/18/2014 10:18:18 AM Geriatrics
SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- A certain genetic variant that predisposes patients to obesity was associated with higher total energy intake in children and adolescents, researchers reported here. View More...
Gene Variants Predict Severity, Response in RA
6/13/2014 8:16:13 AM Geriatrics
PARIS (MedPage Today) -- Allele variants at three new positions on the HLA-DRB1 gene helped predict disease severity and response to treatment in rheumatoid arthritis, a researcher reported here. View More...
Hemophilia A Drug Gets FDA Nod
6/7/2014 6:30:00 AM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- SILVER SPRING, Md. -- A recombinant fusion drug combining the Factor VIII protein with a peptide to extend its lifetime in circulation has been approved for treating hemophilia A, the FDA said. View More...
Next-Gen DNA Testing IDs Rare Infection (CME/CE)
6/5/2014 1:43:04 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Next-generation DNA sequencing allowed presumptive diagnosis and successful targeted treatment for neuroleptospirosis in an immunocompromised adolescent boy, researchers reported. View More...
Wider Look at Lung Cancer Genes Found Helpful
5/23/2014 3:52:02 PM Geriatrics
(MedPage Today) -- Testing for a broader range of genetic drivers of lung cancer pointed to actionable treatment targets for most patients, which were linked to survival, a study showed. View More...
Events

THURSDAY, JULY 17

Talking About the Big Move.  This free seminar from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m on July 17th will explore talking about the big move--preparing to downsize. Please RSVP by calling 314-831-0988. Refreshments will be available. The Bridge at Florissant is located at 1101 Garden Plaza Drive, Florissant, Mo. Directions: North New Florissant Road to right on Parker Road, Garden Plaza Drive is on Parker Road.

Venus Martz, vmartz@centurypa.com, The Bridge at Florissant, 314-831-0988, http://bridgeatflorissant.com

 

FRIDAY, JULY 18

Casino Night at Tower Grove Manor on July 18th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please join us for our 2nd Annual St. Andrews Charitable Foundation Casino Night. This event will raise funds for our Financial Assistance Program which provides charitable care for our residents who have outlived their resources. Admission is $20 with lots of great food, drinks and prizes. To RSVP, please call 314-773-2800. 

Sunny Gibbs, sgibbs@standrews1.com, Tower Grove Manor, 314-773-2800, www.towergrovemanor.org

 

SATURDAY, JULY 19

Play Cosmic Bingo at the Mascoutah Senior Services Fundraiser on July 19th at the Mascoutah Sportsmen's Club located at 1535 N. County Rd., Mascoutah, IL. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. Donation is $20 in advance or $35 at the door which includes 6 cards, Cosmic Dabber and Cosmic Hat. Bring your own snacks and beverages available at bar. 18 and older will enjoy the DJ, Captain Bingo and have an opportunity to share in $1,000 of prizes. Call 618-566-8758 for reservations and information.

Sandra Hakanson, mascoutahsrdirector@gmail.com, Mascoutah Senior Services Program, 618-566-8758, www.mascoutahseniorcenter.org

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

Medical West in Clayton is pleased to host Backs, Bellies, and Bottoms by Dr. Brooke Kalisiak PT, DPT, WCS. Learn some easy activities and exercises to help prevent or eliminate low back pain, strengthen abdominal muscles, and reduce bladder symptoms. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Call 314-725-1888 to register for this free class.

Brooke Kalisiak, brooke@legacytherapystl.com, Legacy Physical Therapy, 314-725-1888

 

THURSDAY, JULY 24

Twin Oaks at Heritage Pointe is proud to sponsor the American Red Cross Blood Drive on July 24th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Held in the Theater Room,  250 Savannah Terrace, Wentzville, Mo., 63385. To make an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: TwinOaks or call Twin Oaks at Heritage Pointe at 636-542-5504. Please bring a valid photo ID. Blood is especially needed this time of year, so please schedule your donation today! 

Michelle Palmer, mpalmerhp@gmail.com, Twin Oaks at Heritage Pointe, 636-542-5504

 

THURSDAY, JULY 24

Community Event hosted by Sugar Creek Assisted Living, 161 Professional Parkway, Troy, Mo., 63379 on July 24th from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The program is addressing the needs of the aging population, seniors and their families. This is a free seminar featured speakers from the Beck Elder-Law Firm. Are you caring for a love one? Worried about how to pay for care? Worried about running out of money? Can VA or Medicaid Benefits help you pay for care? Trying to decide the best type of care? What type of care is available & what works best in your situation? These are just a few of the areas covered. Please call 636-528-3136 to reserve your seat. Refreshments and door prizes at event.

Mary Duban, troy@americareusa.net, Sugar Creek Assisted Living, 636-528-3136, www.americareusa.net

 

SATURDAY, JULY 26

BreakDown STL is teaming up with Ginger Bay Salon for an amazing fundraiser on July 26th. All Ginger Bay employees are donating their time and their tips during this fundraiser. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with services starting as low as $50. Guests can reserve a spa or salon appointment of their choice, such as a manicure and pedicure combination, facial, massage or hair service. Complimentary mini-spa treatments, including hand massages and make-up touchups featuring Aveda products along with an array of appetizers, desserts and cocktails will be provided. All attendees will receive a goody bag, valued at over $75. Guests can participate in silent and live auctions featuring tickets to Cardinal's games, sports memorabilia, gift cards to local restaurants and boutiques, gift baskets, liquor and even trips! An evening raffle will allow guests to enter to win high-end items. There will be a select number of $35 tickets available that include everything except a salon or spa service. Please call 314-966-0655 or 636-333-1800 to reserve a ticket.

Lisa  Cashion, crazytoteach@hotmail.com, BreakDown STL, 314-570-7625, www.breakdownstl.org

 

SATURDAY, JULY 26

The Third Annual Christmas in July Craft Fair will be held Saturday July 26th at Calvary Church-Mid Rivers, 3998 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Saint Peters, Mo., 63376. The event is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Concessions available. Please join us for a fun day of shopping and door prizes! 50-50 raffle tickets available also for this event. You do not need to be present to win. This event is hosted by the Tri-County Citizens Advisory Board To Probation and Parole District 17 Missouri Department of Corrections. 

Bill Rogers, brogers@jacares.org, Tri-County Citizens Advisory Board, 636-328-1947

 

MONDAY, JULY 28

Richmond Terrace and Schlafly St. Louis Brewery present "A Toast to Seniors: A Night Out to Help Out" on Monday, July 28th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave., Maplewood, Mo., 63143 featuring live musical guest "One More Round" Johnny Cash Tribute Band. Schlafly will donate 25% of its beer sales between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. to LSS Benevolent Care at Richmond Terrace Assisted Living Community. LSS Benevolent Care benefits residents who have outlived their ability to pay for the care they need. Just one night out can help those who need it most!

Katrie Spink, kspink@lssliving.org, Richmond Terrace Assisted Living, A Lutheran Senior Services Community. 314-646-8000, www.lssliving.org

 

TUESDAY, JULY 29

All Artists are Dreamers: Exploring the Life and Work of Edward Boccia. Enjoy an afternoon exploring the art and life of this exceptionally prolific artist with members of his family, who will answer questions and participate in discussion regarding his significant contributions to Contemporary Art. Tuesday, July 29 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Fee: $13

Christopher Brown, cbrown314@sbcglobal.net, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl

 

THURSDAY, JULY 31

Afternoon Amusement: A Mahler Ballroom Cotillion takes place Thursday, July 31st from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the historic restored Mahler Ballroom, located at 4917 Washington, St. Louis, Mo., 63108. Join artistic Director John Ramsay of Dance Discovery, OASIS and Marsha Shepley of Mahler Ballroom for music, dancing, entertainment and light refreshments. The event benefits OASIS and the Ballroom Dance Academy of St. Louis. Tickets are $30.00. To register, please call OASIS at 314-862-4859 ext. 24.

Christopher Brown, cbrown314@sbcglobal.net, OASIS, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5

Meet Betsy Cohen. Betsy Cohen is at the helm of the St. Louis Mosaic Project, an initiative to attract and target immigrants of all skill levels with a goal of making St. Louis the fastest-growing U.S. metro area for immigration growth by 2020. Find out how she is working toward this goal and what it will mean for St. Louis. Tuesday, August 5, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fee: $12

Christopher Brown, cbrown314@sbcglobal.net, St. Louis OASIS, 314-862-4859, www.oasisnet.org/stl

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6

We are having our monthly bingo on August 6th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at The Villages of St. Peters, 5400 Executive Centre Parkway in St. Peters, Mo. Please RSVP to Lori at 314-471-3757. Guaranteed prizes and also a grand prize. 

Lori Guilliams, lguilliams@vofsp.com, The Villages of St. Peters, 314-471-3757, www.vofsp.com

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8

The Alzhiemer's Support Group will meet on Friday, August 8, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The group is facilitated by Kathleen Collins-Siebert, LCSW. It is located on the second floor of the Olin Wing at Alton Memorial Hospital. For more information, please call 618-463-7895. 

Meredith Parker, map3737@bjc.org, Center for Senior Renewal, Alton Memorial Hospital, www.altonmemorialhospital.org

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9

Cyclists of all ages will convene in Busch Stadium Parking Lot C at the corner of 8th and Cerre Streets in downtown St. Louis on August 9 to participate in the annual Moonlight Ramble, the "World's Original Nighttime Bike Ride." AARP in St. Louis, a sponsor of the event, will host a photo booth to commemorate the moment for participating cyclists, a "listening post," and complimentary gifts for AARP members. AARP in St. Louis is also offering free Moonlight Ramble registrations of $25 to the first 50 registrants who are AARP members. AARP members can register by sending an email to STLouis@aarp.org. Visit aarp.org/stlouis  or moonlightramble.com  for more info

Anita Parran, aparran@aarp.org, AARP, 816-360-2202, www.aarp.org/stlouis

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 14

Unexplained Fainting and Falling: Thursday, August 14, 6:30 p.m. SLUCare electrophysiologist Peter Mikolajczek, MD, reviews the causes and treatment options for sudden, "unexplained' syncope (fainting) and falling. Call 1-888-457-5203 to register. Alleviating Knee and Hip Joint Pain -- Wednesday, August 20, 6:30 pm. Learn the causes, symptoms and treatment alternatives for knee and hip osteoarthritis pain, including therapy, diet, medications and minimally invasive surgical techniques from Dr. Leo Whiteside, orthopedic surgeon. Call 1-888-457-5203 to register.

Simone  Valle, simone.valle@tenethealth.com, Des Peres Hospital, 314-966-9695, www.despereshospital.com

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20

Alexian Brothers and Optum will be hosting a grief group from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please join us at The Lodge to share your experience with grief and to discuss the Ten Touchstones of Grief by Dr. Alan Wolfelt. The Lodge at Alexian Brothers Sherbrooke Village, 4005 Ripa Ave., St. Louis, Mo. 63125

Leah Myers, lmyers@alexianbrothers.net, Alexian Brothers Sherbrooke Village, 314-763-7300, www.alexianbrothers.net

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Everybody has a reason to end Alzheimer's! Join us for the 25th anniversary of the St. Louis Walk to End Alzheimer's. This year, the Walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Scottrade Center. With six Walks in the St. Louis region, we will fight back to end Alzheimer's! Find a team or join a team today! Visit alz.org/stl/walk for more information.

Lindy Noel, lnoel@alz.org, Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter, 314-432-3422, www.alz.org/stl

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service 10th Annual Golf Outing will be held Monday, September 15, 2014 at Bear Creek Golf Club in Wentzville, Mo. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Shotgun Start at 12:30 p.m. We are looking for sponsors, great way to advertise! Lunch and dinner included! Contact Karen Runge at 636-441-1302, ext. 263 or krunge@jacares.org.

Cindi Johnson, cmaj63@hotmail.com, Sts. Joachim & Ann Care Service, 636-441-1302, www.jacares.org

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 

Chronic Disease Self Management Program: Living a Healthy Life When You Have a Chronic Condition. A free, six-week workshop for adults and their loved ones living with a chronic disease including arthritis, diabetes, lung and heart disease. The program is facilitated by health professionals who have a chronic disease themselves. The workshop will be held at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital's Medical Office Building One, Suite G-06. The workshop will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. every Thursday from October 16 to November 20. Participants should plan on attending all six classes. Topics include: Dealing with frustration, fatigue, pain, depression. Exercise.  Appropriate use of medications. Communicating effectively. Evaluating new treatments. This is an evidence-based program, developed at Stanford University Patient Education Research Center. This program is facilitated and sponsored by the Saint Louis County Department of Health and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. Each workshop participant receives the book, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions," and a meditation CD. Light snacks served. Pre-registration required. Call 314-542-WEST (9378) or 800-392-0936, or register online at http://www.barnesjewishwestcounty.org/classes.

Kelly  Pahl, kpahl@bjc.org, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, 314-341-6264, www.barnesjewishwestcounty.org

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

The Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 4th Annual Happy Holidays Boutique on Friday, November 7, from noon to 7:00 p.m. The Boutique will offer over 100 vendors and seven hours of holiday shopping in one location. This event is free and open to the public. Holiday Inn SW Route 66, 10709 Watson Road. Call 314-821-6600 for directions. Free and open to the public. Shop for jewelry, books, spa and skincare items, handmade items, kitchenware, purses, embroidery, bakery items, women's clothing and accessories, linens, candles, gourmet food items, home décor, and much more. Beginning at 4:00 p.m. Ladies Happy Hour specials feature free drinks and gifts for first 100 attendees after 4:00 p.m. Extra Bonus: Gift for first 200 attendees starting at Noon. Limited booth spaces and sponsorships still available. 

Gina March, gina@thechamber.us, Kirkwood-Des Peres Area Chamber of Commerce, 314-821-4161,

www.KirkwoodHolidayBoutique.com
Medical
Middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking are more than twice as likely to suffer from severe memory impairment in later life
7/31/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
A study published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry indicates that middle-aged adults with a history of problem drinking are more than twice as likely to suffer from severe memory... View More...
Researchers shed light on how depression is related to dementia
7/31/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Past studies have linked depression to higher risk of dementia, but the reasons behind this have been unclear. Now, a new study provides insight into the association. View More...
Mortality rates increase due to extreme heat and cold
7/30/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
When temperatures are extremely high or low, there is a significant increase in the number of deaths caused by heart failure or stroke. View More...
"Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe" reveals gender differences in cognitive abilities
7/30/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Improved living conditions and less gender-restricted educational opportunities reduce the cognitive disparities between men and women or improve the gap in favor of women, according to new research... View More...
Dementia 'predicted by slow walking speed and memory problems'
7/29/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
In a study of more than 26,000 adults, researchers reveal how those with slow walking speed and memory complaints were twice as likely to develop dementia over the next 12 years. View More...
Klotho found to be neuroprotective against Alzheimer's disease
7/29/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Boston University School of Medicine researchers may have found a way to delay or even prevent Alzheimer's disease (AD). View More...
Explaining the molecular basis of age-related memory loss
7/24/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
From telephone numbers to foreign vocabulary, our brains hold a seemingly endless supply of information. However, as we are getting older, our ability to learn and remember new things declines. View More...
In older patients with mild cognitive impairment, acupuncture at the Taixi activates cerebral neurons
7/24/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Previous findings have demonstrated that acupuncture at the Taixi (KI3) acupoint in healthy youths can activate neurons in cognitive-related cerebral cortex. View More...
Are life expectancy increases among older Americans slowing?
7/23/2014 8:00:00 AM Aging Research
A team of Johns Hopkins researchers find that the more multiple chronic medical conditions a person has after retirement age, the shorter their life expectancy. View More...
Age-related macular degeneration occurs much earlier than previously assumed
7/22/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
It is widely accepted that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of visual impairment and blindness in industrialized countries. View More...
Gene discovered that links stem cells, aging and cancer
7/22/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
An organism is healthy thanks to a good maintenance system: the normal functioning of organs and environmental exposure cause damage to tissues, which need to be continuously repaired. View More...
Human neurodegenerative diseases may be impacted by discovery of a new cellular garbage control pathway
7/22/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Several human neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease but also ageing, are linked to an accumulation of abnormal and aggregated... View More...
Increase in patients age 80 and older undergoing orthopaedic surgery
7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Over the past decade, a greater number of patients, age 80 and older, are having elective orthopaedic surgery. View More...
During aging, lipoic acid helps restore, synchronize the "biological clock"
7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Researchers have discovered a possible explanation for the surprisingly large range of biological effects that are linked to a micronutrient called lipoic acid: It appears to reset and synchronize... View More...
Stroke rates declined 40 percent in both men and women 65 years and older over the last 20 years
7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new analysis of data from 1988-2008 has revealed a 40% decrease in the incidence of stroke in Medicare patients 65 years of age and older. View More...
A gene identified that plays a surprising role in combating aging
7/22/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
It is something of an eternal question: Can we slow or even reverse the aging process? View More...
Walking out of necessity increases risk of outdoor falls in older adults
7/21/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Older adults are at a greater danger of falling when walking for utilitarian purposes such as shopping and appointments than when walking for recreation, according to a study from UMass Medical... View More...
Antibiotic overuse risk in aged care residential setting in Australia
7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
The overuse of antibiotics in Australian residential aged care facilities requires special attention and guidelines beyond those used in other settings, according to research published in the... View More...
Taking a new look at cognition and aging
7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
From a cognitive perspective, aging is typically associated with decline. As we age, it may get harder to remember names and dates, and it may take us longer to come up with the right answer to a... View More...
The Mediterranean diet has varied effects on cognitive decline among different races
7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
While the Mediterranean diet may have broad health benefits, its impact on cognitive decline differs among race-specific populations, according to a new study published in the Journal of Gerontology. View More...
US nursing supplies boosted by RNs' delayed retirement
7/19/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Older registered nurses are working longer than in the past, one reason that the nation's supply of RNs has grown substantially in recent years, according to a new study. View More...
Age-related changes in lateral ventricular width and periventricular white matter by diffusion tensor imaging
7/18/2014 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Ventricular enlargement has been suggested as a structural biomarker for normal aging and progression of some illnesses, such as Alzheimer's disease. View More...
Detection rates of early stage breast cancer in older women unchanged despite increase in screening costs
7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Medicare spending on breast cancer screening increased substantially between 2001 and 2009 but the detection rates of early stage tumors were unchanged, according to a new study published July 16 in... View More...
Survey shows older Americans' health engagement and outlook on life improve
7/17/2014 2:00:00 AM Aging Research
The 2014 United States of Aging Survey finds Americans 60 and older report they are more motivated than the past two years to improve their health by exercising regularly and setting health goals ... View More...
Memories affected by environmental distractions nearly twice as likely in older adults
7/17/2014 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Older people are nearly twice as likely as their younger counterparts to have their memory and cognitive processes impaired by environmental distractions (such as irrelevant speech or written words... View More...
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VOLUNTEERS: HOSPICE

A small gift of your time can make a big impression on someone's heart. BJC Hospice is always in need of adults, veterans, college students and teens to donate their time. Hospice patients can be adults or children, and volunteers provide valuable support to patients and their families or by helping within the office to support the staff. The amount of time you volunteer is your choice, and you are guided each step of the way with on-going training and support from our volunteer coordinator. After completing an application, you will be contacted for a personal interview and will then attend a volunteer training session.

Cara Lotspeich, cms0310@bjc.org, BJC Hospice, 314-872-5050, www.bjchospice.org
Seniors
Genocide Trial Begins for Aging Khmer Rouge Leaders
7/30/2014 7:00:53 AM Big News Network

A United Nations-backed tribunal has begun the second trial of the two surviving senior members of the Khmer Rouge. Ex-head of state Khieu Samphan and chief ideologue Nuon Chea face genocide charges ...  View More...
Last Survivor of Enola Gay Crew Dies
7/29/2014 10:00:26 PM Big News Network

The last surviving crewmember of the Enola Gay - the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, at the end of World War II - has died. Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, navigator on ...  View More...
Jacques Kallis quits all formats of international cricket
7/30/2014 7:30:02 AM Big News Network

South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis Wednesday announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket. Kallis had quit Tests late last year after the series against India but wanted ...  View More...
South African captains pay tribute to Kallis
7/30/2014 11:15:01 PM Big News Network

South Africa's ODI and Test Captains, AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla, have paid tributes to the star Proteas player Jacques Kallis, who announced retirement from International cricket. Hashim Amla, ...  View More...
Opinion My Pension vs. Gov. Christies Presidential Aspirations
7/31/2014 12:39:11 AM Big News Network

My pension is mine. It belongs to me. It is compensation I am owed for work I have already done. And no one has the right to take it way from me. When I started my career as a teacher in New Jersey ...  View More...
HIV cases rising among the elderly in Beijing
7/31/2014 12:32:10 AM Big News Network

The number of newly discovered HIV cases in people aged 60 or older increased in Beijing in recent years. Men who have sex with men remain one of the key groups in which the city is intervening to ...  View More...
NT population greying as older workers move north
7/31/2014 12:31:21 AM Big News Network

Darwin 0800 Australians nearing retirement are taking higher paying jobs in the Northern Territory to maximise superannuation returns, researchers say.Dubbed "escalator migration", the ...  View More...
Worcester Police Investigating Elderly Man’s Wheelchair Death
7/31/2014 12:30:59 AM Big News Network

Sign Up WORCESTER (CBS) - A family wants to know what went wrong after police say an elderly man flipped backwards in a handicap van and died. "If he'd passed peacefully O.K., everybody ...  View More...
Police appeal for next-of-kin of elderly man found along Serangoon North
7/31/2014 12:29:28 AM Big News Network

SINGAPORE - Police are appealing for the next-of-kin of an elderly man to come forward. The slim-built man, who is about 1.7m tall and is believed to be in his 70s, was found along Serangoon North ...  View More...
Pension plan for Troubles disabled
7/31/2014 12:26:06 AM Big News Network

A Private Member's Bill to create a special pension for severely disabled victims of the Troubles is to be brought forward in the Assembly, the DUP has ...  View More...
Diamondbacks Eric Chavez confirms retirement
7/31/2014 12:25:07 AM Big News Network

Eric Chavez retired Wednesday having hit .268 in 1,615 games with 260 home runs, 902 runs batted in and six Gold Gloves. (Christian Petersen/Getty ...  View More...
Province takes ‘cost-effective’ approach on sprinklers for seniors facilities
7/31/2014 12:24:49 AM Big News Network

EDMONTON -- More than six months after a fatal fire swept through a Quebec seniors lodge killing 32 residents, the Alberta government has yet to reveal a plan to protect thousands of vulnerable ...  View More...
Seniors arming themselves with ways to avoid scam artists
7/31/2014 12:20:43 AM Big News Network

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Several seniors aren’t going to let themselves become the next victims of fraud. Dozens of them sat in on a free class to avoid scams. But what if that email or ...  View More...
Fifas Julio Grondona second most powerful man in football dies aged 82
7/31/2014 12:17:14 AM Big News Network

Argentine FA president Julio Grondona, second only in Fifa's pecking order to Sepp Blatter, has died aged 82. Photograph: Jorge Adorno / ...  View More...
Ronaldinho rules out retirement
7/31/2014 12:08:51 AM Big News Network

Ronaldinho's future remains unclear, even for the man himself, but the Brazilian World Cup winner has ruled out retirement.After it broke on Monday that the 34-year-old had left Atletico ...  View More...
Aging pipe break points to US water main risk
7/31/2014 12:06:52 AM Big News Network

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles into a mucky ...  View More...
Yet more woe for Irish Pension Managed Funds
7/31/2014 12:03:56 AM Big News Network

Irish Pension Managed Funds recorded a negative return of four per cent for the month of November 2008, a continuation of its downward trend, although there are signs of stability, says Hewitt ...  View More...
Don’t count on a pension to stay afloat in retirement
7/30/2014 3:43:21 PM Big News Network

It's not enough to just put money away for retirement, Rob Carrick writes. You also have to find out what kind of income your current savings regimen will buy when you retire. Be a smart saver ...  View More...
Slash drugged girlfriends mother and had sex in room with her passed out aged 14
7/30/2014 3:35:51 PM Big News Network

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It was a Normal Day at the Retirement Home -- Until This Happened
7/30/2014 3:33:21 PM Big News Network

The residents and staff at the Diana Isaac Retirement Village in New Zealand, put together a very "Happy" tribute. They celebrate 80 years and show they have lots of energy left. This song ...  View More...
Elderly Receive Excessive and Expensive Medical Treatment Recent Poll Suggests
7/30/2014 3:30:02 PM Big News Network

CREDIT: The Paducah Sun Nearly one out of four elderly Americans - the equivalent of 25 million people - said they received excessive or unwanted medical treatment, according to ...  View More...
Exercise caution on CPF private pension plans
7/30/2014 3:29:37 PM Big News Network

I URGE the Government to proceed with caution in allowing Central Provident Fund members to invest in private pension plans ("Private pension plans an option: Tharman"; July 23). In 2004, ...  View More...
Last survivor of Enola Gay aircrew that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima dies aged 93
7/30/2014 3:25:21 PM Big News Network

The last surviving member of the American crew who dropped the Hiroshima nuclear bomb that killed 140,000 people and triggered the end of the Second World War has ...  View More...
How much is in your retirement wallet
7/30/2014 3:24:25 PM Big News Network

A pension through your work can represent a substantial part of your retirement income, particularly if it is a defined benefit pension plan. (Fotolia ...  View More...
Sally Farmiloe dead Howards Way actress and former mistress of Jeffrey Archer dies aged 60
7/30/2014 3:22:11 PM Big News Network

Jeffrey Archer became public knowledge."After Sally's brave struggle against this terrible disease, I was saddened to hear the news of her death," Archer said in a statement.On the ...  View More...
Survey shows partisan divide in attitudes toward Arabs Muslims
7/30/2014 3:22:01 PM Big News Network

A survey released Tuesday suggests there is a deep partisan divide in attitudes toward Arab-Americans and Muslim-Americans. The Zogby Analytics online survey for the Arab American Institute asked ...  View More...
Football Capello says aged Russia needs youth
7/30/2014 3:20:28 PM Big News Network

Russia, knocked out in the first round at the World Cup, needs younger players but generous league quotas on foreign players were curbing homegrown talent, coach Fabio Capello said on Wednesday (July ...  View More...
Former A’s Star Eric Chavez Announces Retirement
7/30/2014 3:10:40 PM Big News Network

Eric Chavez #3 of the Oakland Athletics gestures to the fans during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at McAfee Coliseum on August 11, 2005 in Oakland, California. The Athletics ...  View More...
Older adults are at risk of financial abuse often from family members
7/30/2014 3:07:51 PM Big News Network

Nearly one in every twenty elderly American adults is being financially exploited - often by their own family members. This burgeoning public health crisis especially affects poor and black people. ...  View More...
Pension plans Should I stay or should I go
7/30/2014 9:46:14 AM Big News Network

.My B.C. college pension plan has been overhauled, and now there's a date - Dec. 31, 2015 - for before and after. Before, one can retire early, without penalty, at age 60. After, the retirement ...  View More...
Protect health care for our seniors
7/30/2014 9:40:07 AM Big News Network

Write a letter to the editor Today marks the 49th anniversary of the introduction of Medicaid and Medicare. Nearly half a century ago, these health care programs were enacted to provide ...  View More...
Jacques Kallis adds one-day and T20 to Test cricket retirement
7/30/2014 9:37:31 AM Big News Network

Jacques Kallis has retired from international cricket, with the South Africa all-rounder admitting that next year's World Cup was just out of his reach.The 38-year-old, who has been a mainstay ...  View More...
Police pensions revolt Bid by 200 PSNI officers to oust union reps over retirement reforms
7/30/2014 9:34:06 AM Big News Network

More than 200 PSNI officers have threatened to topple their federation amid a bitter row over controversial pension reforms, the Belfast Telegraph can ...  View More...
Seniors in N.C. saved less in Obamacare provision
7/30/2014 9:13:23 AM Big News Network

Medicare beneficiaries on average have seen less of a benefit from a portion of the Affordable Care Act that reduces out-of-pocket spending on prescription medication. In North Carolina, ...  View More...
Popes Audience With Elderly To Explore Vocation Of Old Age
7/30/2014 9:04:36 AM Big News Network

VATICAN CITY, July 14 (CNA/EWTN News) .- Organizers for the first-ever audience to be held between a pope and the elderly population have revealed that a central reflection will be the active ...  View More...
Tampa Bay population getting older
7/30/2014 3:14:00 AM Big News Network

The population in the seven counties in Tampa Bay has gotten older since 2010, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The Bureau compared population data from the 2010 Census and Census ...  View More...
World War I the 1920s and Modern Cool
7/30/2014 12:37:19 AM Big News Network

The first industrial war - begun a century ago Monday - killed about 37 million people and destroyed monarchies that had endured for centuries, challenging everything people thought they knew about ...  View More...
Protection of senior citizens’ rights awareness is the first step
7/30/2014 12:36:41 AM Big News Network

Social activists say that creating proper awareness among the students of the rights of senior citizens is essential, since they will be able to uphold their rights in the ...  View More...
CPF launches study to quiz 25000 residents on health and retirement needs
7/30/2014 12:24:01 AM Big News Network

About 25,000 Singaporeans and PRs aged 45 to 85 have been pre-selected for the study. They will be polled once every two years over 10 years. -- ST FILE ...  View More...
Europe notes 100th anniversary of World War I
7/30/2014 12:18:42 AM Big News Network

Europe has grown accustomed to peace. Notwithstanding the ethnic conflicts in the Balkans, 1991-2001, and Russia's current involvement in Ukraine, Europe has seen nearly 70 years of peace; hence ...  View More...
Ebola virus Top Sierra Leone doctor Sheik Umar Khan dies of disease aged 39
7/30/2014 12:17:52 AM Big News Network

Dr Sheik Umar Khan had been hospitalised in quarantine since he contracted the virus last week. The virologist was credited with treating more than 100 patients at the hospital in Kenema - one of the ...  View More...
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